Civil Engineering and Architecture Vol. 8(5), pp. 1107 - 1118
DOI: 10.13189/cea.2020.080537
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Housing Dilemma and Vertical Dimensions

Muhiuddin Bahauddin Yusuf 1, Islam H. Elghonaimoy 2,*
1 Researcher in Housing and Urban Design, University of Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain
2 College of Engineering, University of Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain


Bahrain is a small island suffering from land scarcity, caused by the limited land area and the overpopulation. Bahrain will face dramatic problems in all life levels due to the frequent use of horizontal urban growth. However, by observing coastal countries such as Bahrain, Singapore, Japan, etc., some governments tend to reclaim land upon the surrounding water body, to provide enough area for urban development. This results in harming the nature and disturbing the ecology of the environment. Therefore, these issues have made designers think about a solution of accommodating a large number of inhabitants with less land area; intended for a sustainable urban solution to cities and limiting the land reclamation upon the seawater cases. Moreover, the idea of this research is to focus upon building communities vertically, giving a solution for the sustainable vision issues: the natural environment, the social and the engineering elements publication.

Vertical Cities, Sustainable, City Problems, Urban Heat Island (UHI)

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Muhiuddin Bahauddin Yusuf , Islam H. Elghonaimoy , "Housing Dilemma and Vertical Dimensions," Civil Engineering and Architecture, Vol. 8, No. 5, pp. 1107 - 1118, 2020. DOI: 10.13189/cea.2020.080537.

(b). APA Format:
Muhiuddin Bahauddin Yusuf , Islam H. Elghonaimoy (2020). Housing Dilemma and Vertical Dimensions. Civil Engineering and Architecture, 8(5), 1107 - 1118. DOI: 10.13189/cea.2020.080537.